The CSIR's 70 year-plus track record is one of many technological innovations and successful interventions. All of these breakthroughs and highlights first started as a project or part of a project in one of our laboratories or research groups. Read more about ongoing or recently completed CSIR projects.
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The CSIR is assisting national and local government, cities and other stakeholders with urban planning strategies by making use of spatial and urban growth modelling and simulation software.
A numerical model has proven successful in predicting rock mass response when mining the shaft pillars in mines.
Namibia has experienced extensive bush encroachment which has negative economic impacts on livestock production and water availability.
CSIR researchers have been continuously monitoring and studying the effect of wastewater discharge on the marine environment in Durban.
A CSIR study on Southern African coastal vulnerability aims to assess and map vulnerable coastal ecosystems to develop specific adaptation measures and coastal protection options to mitigate the ph
Cybersecurity experts at the CSIR have developed a prototype software package for personal computers and servers that rapidly and accurately detects network port scan activity.
The CSIR has joined forces with the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) to develop digital pathology technology to help train experts remotely and to extend these services to all corners of S
Cyber security experts at the CSIR supported a municipality that had experienced an information network security breach.
The CSIR and Aerosud Innovation Centre, an aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company, have developed an advanced 3D printer for metal components as part of project Aeroswift.